07/17/2022 UPDATE: Our septic tank pumping service is now live!
If you are a homeowner in the San Gabriel Valley, then you know that keeping your septic tank clean is important. Unfortunately, many people do not realize how important it is until they start having problems with their system.
That’s why Western Rooter & Plumbing is excited to announce that we will be offering septic tank pumping services very soon! We understand how important it is for homeowners to keep their septic tanks clean and functioning properly, and we are committed to providing the best possible service at an affordable price.
What is septic tank pumping?
Septic tank pumping is the process of removing all the waste and sludge from your septic tank. This is a necessary step in maintaining your septic system because it allows you to get rid of all the buildup that can cause problems down the line, such as clogs and backups.
If you’re not sure when the last time your septic tank was pumped, or if you’ve never had it done before, then you’ll be glad to hear that we are working on adding septic tank pumping as a service, and it is coming soon!
Who can perform septic tank pumping?
Septic tank pumping should only be performed by a qualified professional, such as a licensed septic tank pumper or a professional full-service plumbing company.
This is because there are a lot of things that can go wrong if the job is not done correctly. For example, if too much sludge is removed from the tank, it can cause the tank to collapse – or, if not enough is removed, it can cause problems with the drainage field.
In either case, it is best to leave septic tank pumping to the professionals who know how to do it correctly and safely.
How often should a septic tank be pumped?
Septic tanks need to be pumped every three to five years, depending on the size of the tank and the number of people living in the household.
If you have a larger tank or more people living in your home, then it will need to be pumped more often. Conversely, if you have a smaller tank or fewer people in your home, then it can go longer between pumping.
Either way, it’s important to keep track of when your septic tank was last pumped so you can schedule the next one in a timely manner.
What are the benefits of septic tank pumping?
Septic tank pumping has a number of benefits, including:
- Preventing clogs and backups: Clogs and backups due to septic tank buildup can lead to expensive repairs.
- Avoiding damage to the septic system: If too much sludge is removed from the tank, it can cause the tank to collapse. Conversely, if not enough is removed, it can cause problems with the drainage field.
- Maintaining proper function of the septic system: Septic tanks need to be pumped
- Keeping your system working: A septic tank that is not properly maintained can lead to a number of problems, including clogs, backups, and even damage to the septic system.
How long does it take to pump a septic tank?
The process of pumping a septic tank usually takes about an hour, depending on the size of the tank and the speed of the machinery being used by the plumber you’ve called. Most plumbers should be able to give you an estimate of how long it will take before they start the job.
What to do after septic tank is pumped?
Immediately after a septic tank is pumped, it’s typically considered best practice to have the septic tank inspected. This is because there may be small cracks or leaks that need to be repaired in order to prevent future problems.
In addition, it’s also a good idea to have your septic system serviced every one to two years. This will help ensure that it remains in good working condition and doesn’t develop any problems which could lead to costly repairs down the road.
How much does it cost to get a septic tank pumped?
For homeowners in Southern California, having your septic tank pumped could cost you anywhere between $200 and $500. The cost will depend on the size of your septic tank, as well as any discounts that may be available through your local plumber or septic company.
If you’re looking for a reliable septic tank pumping service in Southern California, then look no further than Western Rooter & Plumbing! We are a licensed plumbing company that has been servicing the area for over 30 years.
Give us a call today at (626) 448-6455 to schedule an appointment, or visit our website for more information about our septic tank pumping services! We look forward to serving you soon!
Western Rooter & Plumbing is adding septic tank pumping as one of our core services – coming soon!
In the past, we have specialized in drain cleaning, sewer line cleanouts, hydro-jetting, gas leak detection, and other traditional plumbing services. Now, in 2022, we are working on adding septic tank cleaning services as one of our core offerings.
This will help us expand the ways in which we can better serve you – our valued customers. We understand that septic tanks & septic tank cleaning can be a big investment, and we want to help you protect that investment by offering reliable and affordable septic tank pumping services.